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Grants/Fellowships/Residencies

2020

2019

2018 - 2019

2017
  • Rubys Artist Project Grant
  • BOPA, Light City
  • Acre Artist in Residence
  • Fine Arts Work Center Archie D. and Berta H. Walker Foundation Scholarship
  • Johns Hopkins University Performance Happenings Fellowship
  • BOPA Artscape

2016
Art in Odd Places - Orlando

2016, 2017, 2018
Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts Neighborhood Lights Artist in Residence

2015
BOPA Artscape

2014
  • Fine Arts Work Center Michael Mazur Printmaking Scholarship Fellowship
  • Nes Artist Residency. Skagaströnd, Iceland

2013
Awesome Foundation, Baltimore

2012
  • Blaunstein Scholarship.
  • Office of Community Engagement, and Student Affairs Grants. Maryland Institute College of Art.
  • Libbey Bowerman (class of 1989) Fellowship at Keswick. Maryland Institute College of Art.
  • Summerschool with Marina Abramović. PS1 MOMA.

2011
  • Artist in Residence.
  • Subterranean Art House. Berkeley, CA.


Solo Show
2020
VisArts. Rockville, MD

Select Exhibitions/Performances

2020
Pigment Sauvage.
B-312. Montréal, Québec. Canada


2019

Pigment Sauvage.
ICA, Baltimore, MD.

Mad Rad Soft
Waller Gallery. Baltimore, MD

By The People
More than a Number.. A Memorial for the GU 272
Smithsonian Arts in Industries Building. Washington, D.C.

Parallelism.
IA&A at Hillyer Gallery. Washington, D.C.

Facing Our Time. Night of Ideas.
The French Embassy. Washington, D.C.

Flat File
Institute for Contemporary Art. Baltimore, MD


2018
LandMarked
Cardinal Performance Space. Baltimore, MD

Untitled
Acre Projects. Chicago, IL

Civic ReFlex
Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival
Panoply Performance Lab. Brooklyn NY


2017
White Lies
Spacecamp. Baltimore, MD

Reloading the Cannon| From No Names to Gods Names to Her Name
The Walters Art Museum. Baltimore, Maryland

Smile
Rhizome, DC


2016
Art in Odd Places
Orlando, FL

The Black Joy Project
The New Museum.  New York, NY

inFORMATION: Black Voices in Contemporary Art
Salisbury University. Salisbury, MD

BBB Shortlist
Spacecamp. Baltimore, MD.


2015
PERFORMANCY FORUM Quenquennial
Grace Exhibition Space. Brooklyn, NY

The  Lazy  River.  A  Public Installation and Performance.
Artscape 2015. Baltimore, MD.

Closing Borders. Part of Borders Boundaries and Barricades Festival.
Gallery CA. Baltimore, MD.


2014
Fast Forward Future Lab at the Party of the Century
Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, MD

Re- Beaut
The Gallery at CCBC Essex. Baltimore, MD.

To Conjure Another Self
Panapoly Performance Lab. Brooklyn, NY

Over Under Limbo. Transmodern Performance Festival
SubBasement Art Studios. Baltimore, MD

Beauty Standard at Pulse Artist Salon
EMP Collective. Baltimore, MD


2013
Transforming Spaces
Doongalik Studios Art Gallery. Nassau, Bahamas.

Open Video Night
Torrance Art Museum. Torrance, CA.

Woman as Color, Light and Form
Galerie Myrtis. Baltimore, MD.

Confluence
MFA Thesis
D Center. Baltimore, MD.

La Noire De.. in The Body Extended Body Performance
Delaware Fringe Festival. Wilmington, DE.


2012
Summer School with Marina Abramović Performance
PS1 MOMA. Queens, NY.

La Noire De.. in The Body Extended Body Performance
14 Karat Kabaret. Baltimore, MD.

Dialogical Installation
Fox Gallery. Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, MD.

Housewarming: We’re New Here
MICA PLACE Gallery. Maryland Institute College of Art.


2011
The Nature of Nomenclature Performance
Subterranean Art House. Berkley, CA.


2009
Black is Never Quiet
Public Performance art on the streets of Berlin, Germany.
http://neverquiet.weebly.com/


2007
Wish You were Here 6
AIR Gallery. New York, NY.

Fabricatorz Show Some Color 2: http://fabricatorz.com/2007/11/black- identities-created-within-white-walls-ada-pinkston/


2006
Generations 4
AIR Gallery. New York, NY

Speed Limit
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. New York, NY.

Anonymous Drawings 3
Blütenweiss. Berlin, Germany.


Select Presentations

2019
INCS Keynote Speaker
Southern Methodist University. Dallas, Texas.

Facing Our Time
The French Embassy

2018
National Gallery of Art
Rachel Whiteread Symposium

2017
Common Field Conference
How to Cook an Ethnic Meal…

UCLA
How to Cook an Ethnic Meal…

2015
Creative Mornings
Weird

2010
New York University. New York, NY.
VENUS 2010: They Called Her “Hottentot” AN INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM ON SARAH BAARTMAN


Select Publications

Smithsonian Magazine
These Engaging, Immersive Works Erase the Line Between Art and Audience
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/these-community-minded-creators-erase-line-between-art-and-audience-180972446/

Washington Post
This City Wide Festival…
https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/museums/this-free-dc-wide-festival-includes-an-interactive-selfie-installation-and-a-traveling-art-barge/2019/06/13/661bd214-8883-11e9-a491-25df61c78dc4_story.html?utm_term=.1f11dbb4c3cf

BMore Art
Building a Wall Against Patriarchy Brick by Brick
http://www.bmoreart.com/2018/10/building-a-wall-against-patriarchy-brick-by-brick.html

Art Forum
SIMONE LEIGH | Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter
https://www.artforum.com/print/201609/simone-leigh-64210

Art Forum
ON THE GROUND: BALTIMORE
https://www.artforum.com/slant/on-the-ground-marcus-civin-on-changes-in-baltimore-in-2015-56709

Baltimore City Paper
Student exhibition at Gallery CA traces factors that led up to the Baltimore Uprising
https://www.citypaper.com/arts/bcp-022416-art-rising-up-20160224-story.html

BMore Art
THEY SING THE BODY  ELECTRIC
http://bmoreart.com/2015/06/they-sing-the-body-eclectic.html

BMore Art
PHOTOS FROM THE BALTIMORE STUDENT  PROTEST
http://www.bmoreart.com/2015/04/photos-from-baltimores-student-protest-by-ada-pinkston.html

Baltimore City Paper
BUSTING BORDERS: LABBODIES MAKES  SPACE  FOR  PERFORMANCE ART
https://www.citypaper.com/arts/bcpnews-busting-borders-labbodies-makes-space-for-performance-art-20150623-story.html


LINKS TO INTERVIEWS AND LECTURES

https://www.nga.gov/global-site-search-page.html?searchterm=ada+pinkston

https://www.mindonfire.org/weblog/2019/2/11/q-and-with-ada-pinkston?fbclid=IwAR0E90ebCtuLyihaLUi3M-_shjsw4baiYPMpdOehmiwpcoZTBC1JVrb-pgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEmGMdK8jZM&t=8s

https://www.abc2news.com/news/region/baltimore-city/preparations-are-underway-at-the-inner-harbor-to-construct-illuminated-installations-for-light-city

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/video/3837919-on-time-light-city/

https://vimeo.com/180448458

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/86345096-132.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTNfbVh6su4

Select Teaching Experience

August 2019 - present
Lecturer
Towson University. Towson, MD

2016-present
Adjunct Instructor and Visiting Artist
Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, MD
Facilitate mandatory electronic media and culture foundation level course to freshman students. Provide studio visits to foundation classes.

2016-2018
Art Teacher
DuVal High School. Lanham  MD
Facilitated Computer Art, Art Appreciation, and Yearbook courses at Duval High School. Created, designed and implemented 9-12 visual arts curriculum.

2014-2016
Painting and Drawing Instructor
Connexions Community Leadership Academy. Baltimore, MD
Facilitated elements of visual thinking instruction with 6th – 9th grade students. Developed art curricula. Organized gallery shows to showcase student artwork. Interfaced between parents and students to inform them of arts opportunities for young people in the  region.

2013 and 2014
Visiting Lecturer
Trinity Washington University. Washington, DC

September 2012-2014
Arts and Crafts Instructor. Keswick Multi-Care Center.
Baltimore, MD.
Facilitated art activities with senior citizens.

September 2012 - 2013
Graduate Teaching Intern. Maryland Institute College of Art. Elements of Visual Thinking
Assisted in facilitation of foundations level undergraduate art class. Developed and implement social practice curricula for course.

June – August 2011
Art Instructor. The Club at Collington Square. Baltimore, MD.
Facilitated art projects with third and fourth graders. Designed and developed summer arts curricula.


Select Community Projects

2014-present
Founding Co-Director and Performance Art Curator
LabBodies Performance Art Lab

2012 – present
Co-Director, Socially Engaged Arts Kollective. Baltimore, MD

2011 – 2012
Educator and Outreach Coordinator. Jubilee Arts. Baltimore, MD.
Facilitated art projects with young people in ages ranging from six to seven-teen. Maintained administrative files for all program participants. Developed collaborative art projects and partnerships with schools and neighborhood organizations. Recruited students to participate in the program. Organized annual community art fair with over 200 participants in attendance.

2007-2011
Family Arts Coordinator. Red Poppy Art House. San Francisco, CA.
Organized and curated the Family Art Portion of the bi-monthly Mission Arts and Performance project (M.A.P.P) Created and implemented family oriented art programming. Publicized youth arts education program through creating and distributing promotional material. Solicited additional volunteers through viral marketing techniques. Coordinated volunteer schedule. Developed and established relationships with neighborhood organizations and businesses.

2009 - 2010
Program Coordinator. Youth in Arts. Marin City, CA.
Communicated with a diverse group of parents and families about after school activities and events. Performed administrative duties including such as recording attendance and organizing student portfolios. Facilitated after school arts program with young people in 2nd - 6th grades

2009
Outreach Coordinator. Our Oakland: Eastside Stories. Oakland, CA.
Established and maintained sustainable partnerships with community organizations and media arts nonprofits. Developed and implemented online and offline community outreach strategies. Created communications material including participant mailings, appeals to donors, and sponsor requests.

EDUCATION

2013
M.F.A Maryland Institute College of Art.
Baltimore, MD.
Certificate in the College Teaching of Art

2005
B.A. Wesleyan University. Middletown, Connecticut, USA. Psychology.

Winter 2003
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, R.S.A, African Gender Institute





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